4

I feel that my mac needs more RAM, but I can not afford that right now. I need a free RAM booster etc. for my mac.

My requirements:

  • Free
  • For mac
  • Little CPU usage (I want to run other programs)

There is a related question, (Free RAM Optimizer (Booster) for Windows) for Windows but that does not help.

Any help is appreciated.

5

If you're running a recent version of Mac OS X, you don't need it.

More specifically, if you're running Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later, memory compression is included:

Sources:

  • Apple - Mac OS X Advanced Technologies (scroll down to see "Compressed Memory.")
  • Ars Technica - Review of 10.9
  • 4
    This is the only answer that matters. All "RAM Booster" programs are snake oil. – nanny Nov 19 '14 at 17:31
  • 1
    Actually, I didn't realize until the question was asked that there are "memory optimizer" and "RAM booster" apps for OS X. – Geoff Hutchison Nov 19 '14 at 17:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.